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h_fin_2016a_2016-03-09t13:36:21z1 Hearing Summary

Date: 03/09/2016



Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB16-1297



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment C). The motion p

Refer House Bill 16-1297, as amended, to the Commi
Pass Without Objection

PASS







02:12 PM -- HB16-1297



Representative Court, sponsor, introduced House Bill 16-1297. The bill expands the number of voluntary contribution designations (or income tax check-offs) that may appear on a state individual income tax form from 15 to 20 check-offs. The bill also lowers the minimum amount of contributions that a checkoff program must receive in order to remain on the tax form from $75,000 to $50,000. Finally, the bill reestablishes the income tax check-offs that were excluded from the 2015 individual income tax form because they did not receive the minimum contribution in tax year 2014. The six programs that will be reestablished are:

      The Colorado Healthy Rivers check-off program;

      The Alzheimer's Association check-off program;

      The Colorado Multiple Sclerosis check-off program;

      The Colorado Cancer check-off program;

      The Make-A-Wish Foundation check-off program, and

      • The Unwanted Horse Fund.



These check-offs would appear on the 2016 income tax form. Under the bill, these programs would not be treated as "first time programs." Each check-off program would have to receive $50,000 contribution amount in the first year and every following year to remain on the form. Each check-off program contains a repealer clause, effective January 1, 2021, unless the program is continued by the General Assembly. Representative Court distributed amendment L.001 (Attachment C).



16HouseFin0309AttachC.pdf16HouseFin0309AttachC.pdf



02:16 PM -- Mr. Mark Turner, representing the Colorado Nonprofit Association, testified in support of the bill.



02:19 PM -- Ms. Coral Cosway, representing the Colorado Alzheimer's Association, testified in support of the bill.



02:20 PM -- Mr. Tim Bergman, representing the Colorado Wyoming Multiple Sclerosis Society, testified in support of the bill.



02:22 PM -- Mr. Duane Adams, representing the Colorado Unwanted Horse Alliance, testified in support of the bill.



02:24 PM -- Ms. Casey Davenhill, representing the Colorado Watershed Association and the Colorado Healthy Rivers Fund, testified in support of the bill.



02:26 PM -- Mr. R J Ours, representing the American Cancer Society, testified in support of the bill.



02:28 PM -- Ms. Jen Boulton, representing Colorado Trout Unlimited, testified in support of the bill.

BILL: HB16-1297
TIME: 02:28:48 PM
MOVED: Court
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment C). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Garnett
VOTE
Becker K.
Conti
Garnett
Kagan
Pabon
Priola
Roupe
Van Winkle
Wilson
Foote
Court
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection




BILL: HB16-1297
TIME: 02:29:28 PM
MOVED: Court
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1297, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 11-0.
SECONDED: Garnett
VOTE
Becker K.
Yes
Conti
Yes
Garnett
Yes
Kagan
Yes
Pabon
Yes
Priola
Yes
Roupe
Yes
Van Winkle
Yes
Wilson
Yes
Foote
Yes
Court
Yes
Final YES: 11 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS










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